Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria Volume 1-4

Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria Volume 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... fissile, and resembles that of the lowland form, except that it has a more reddish or pinkish tint. The leaves are lanceolar, slightly falcate, and more or less attenuated at the stalk, the marginal vein is usually but slightly removed, the lateral veins numerous, not very marked, and inclined at about an angle of 40deg. with the midrib. The umbels are axillary or solitary, and the stalklets about as long as the buds. The buds are ovate, most commonly three in number, and arranged in the cruciform manner so characteristic of E. viminalis. The lid is semi-ovate, smooth, and occasionally pointed, but is not mamillated, as is the case with E. stuartiana. Judging by the examples which I have examined, I think that the buds of this variety are more broadly ovate, have shorter stalks, and more rounded lids than those of the lowland form. The fruit is semi-ovate, with a somewhat wide and more or less convex margin, and with rather strong deltoid and protruding valves. These characteristics are those of the typical E. viminalis, but the seedlings and young saplings have peculiarities which raise doubts whether indeed this Eucalypt should not rather be referred to E. stuartiana. The seedlings have round or ovate opposed leaves, which are closely sessile, rarely they are ternary in verticels, the stems as well as the leaves are mealy, and thus resemble very strongly, as also in other respects, the young plants of E. pnlverulenta as it grows in Gippsland, rather than those of E. stuartia-na. Even when as high as 8ft. or 10ft., the saplings still have pulverulent leaves of an ovate form and opposed position, and the grown trees themselves occasionally show a reversion to this structure at the ends of their pendant branches. In some localities, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908775
  • 9781236908773